Maker Spaces – Emily Quinton Book Tour
There is nothing more fascinating and inspiring to us creative folks than to take a peek into an artists or maker’s studio. Maker Spaces by Emily Quinton allows us to do just that – so, I was delighted to be asked to take part in this fantastic blog tour to celebrate the publication of this fabulous new book.
With a carefully curated collection of artists, makers and creatives, Emily has brought together an inspiring slice into the lives of those that create for a living. I don’t know about you, but there is something wonderfully privileged about being given the opportunity to sneak a peek into someones work space. Getting the chance to see how they work, the way they organise their materials, how they surround themselves with inspiration – or cut off distraction.
This is not only a chance to get supreme decor envy and pick up a few interiors ideas along the way, this is also a fantastic way to get a glimpse into the creative mind of others. Not only can you see how materials and supplies are stored and displayed from the practical get-my-hands-on-them-quick sense to the catch-my-eye-and-inspire-me sense! But you can get a feel for the ways each of the makers collects, absorbs and uses the inspiration around them.
Awash with glorious photography this book shares not only the physical spaces but also the personality and spirit of each of the featured designer makers – giving you the opportunity to ‘meet’ them and get to know them and their works a little better!
I don’t know if this is a real saying, or just something my mum taught me to inspire a clean working space, but the phrase “Work in, Work is” resounds strongly with every turn of the page. Whilst we might not all be able to have a separate studio or workroom, a creative space will no doubt breed creativity…and on the flip side, a messy cluttered space, well, we all know how that works out! If you’re thinking of setting up your own studio, or looking for ideas to make a tiny crafting nook a little more inspired, then there is a wealth of inspiration within these pages that will encourage you to go forth and forge a Maker’s Space that suite your personality, your work and your style!
Five Maker’s Spaces Must Haves!
Whether you have a luxurious studio space in which to work or a cozy little crafty nook – these stylish additions might just make the perfect addition to your Maker’s Space!
1 Ribbon Storage House • £32 • The Contemporary Home
2 Block Medium Peg Board in yellow • £40 • Red Candy
3 Den Desk • £495 • Loaf
4 Colours Markham Desk Lamp • £16 • B&Q
5 Rodney Wood Storage Chest • £695 • Oliver Bonas
So, what’s on your maker space wish list?
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Be sure to catch the next stop on this glorious tour for Maker Spaces as it head over to more wonderful creative blogs over the next few days!